In a major twist to Sunday’s Eagles-Cowboys game, Tony Romo has been ruled out because of a back injury.
Cowboys QB Tony Romo has been ruled out the rest of the season due to his back injury, per league source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 23, 2013
Romo’s backup, Kyle Orton, is expected to make the start. Orton is 3-for-5 for 40 yards this season. He’s thrown 15 passes the past two seasons and has not started a game since 2011.
Orton has faced the Eagles twice in his career. In 2008, while with the Bears, he completed 18 of 34 passes for 199 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in a 24-20 victory.
In 2009, while with the Broncos, Orton completed 27 of 41 for 189 yards, three touchdowns and a pick. The Eagles won that game, 30-27.
More to come.